Africa

11.07.2016 IDN InDepthNews

U.S.-Egypt: From Idealism to Political Cynicism

By Rana Allam and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini for InDepthNews. On July 4 as Americans celebrated independence from a King that “obstructed the Administration of Justice…sent hither swarms of Officers to harass people… kept among [the people], in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of legislatures…and render[ed] the… »

05.07.2016 Marilu Rojas

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

“,,,for her courage and persistence, despite violence and intimidation, in working for the right of LGBTI people to a life free from prejudice and persecution”. Fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of the most courageous and… »

25.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

The struggle against FGM CESIE from Italy

The struggle against FGM  CESIE from Italy

The following is my interview with Soad Ibrahim of the Italian association CESIE which is engaged in opposing the brutal phenomenon of FGM. Milena Rampoldi: Which are the best strategies for opposing and ending FGM? Soad Ibrahim: It is difficult to generalise about which would be the best strategies to… »

07.06.2016 Leopoldo Salmaso

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

04.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

The following is an interview with Fadumo Korn, chairwoman of the association Nala e.V., an interpreter in Munich, Germany and author of the brave book entitled “Geboren im großen Regen” (Born in the big rain). As a victim of FGM, she described her experience as the absolutely worst thing… »

03.06.2016 Tony Henderson

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver Published by HarperFlamingo – 1998 It was the audacity by way of an uncaring humour that initially took me into this ‘novel’ and only eventually did I begin to appreciate its profound contents and then the mention of Patrice Lumumba, despite that… »

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